Arm wrestling at the Parklands

It only seems appropriate to reflect back on the weekend on a Wednesday, it motivates you to get excited for the weekend ahead. Last weekends adventures saw me learn a lot about a… Continue reading

The world is your oyster

Our news is no longer solely sourced from 6pm news. Our favourite recipes don’t necessarily come from the recipes of famous chefs or Gourmet Traveller. And our travel advice is decreasingly obtained from… Continue reading

“Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should” : Online Storytelling

Today’s journalists have a plethora of online tools and software to assist in the production and reporting of news stories. But Senior Producer and Journalist for the Australian Broadcasting Commission’s (ABC) Elaine Ford… Continue reading

A news story that actually made the news

Coming into this assessment I didn’t expect the story to turn out the way it did…I mean this in a good way! But before we get to that, lets start at the beginning.… Continue reading

QUT students fashion forward for charity

Queensland University of Technology’s (QUT) double degree Fine Arts (Fashion) and Bachelor of Business students have donated 100 pairs of hand-sewn underwear to local charity, Brisbane Youth Service. The corporate social responsibility event,… Continue reading

Protecting the messenger

The barbaric and tragic deaths of American freelance journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff and now UK aid worker, David Haines by IS militants has catalyzed public outcry to better protect innocent workers… Continue reading

Definitely harder than it looks: Live Blogging

My first in-class live blogging experience has given me a new appreciation for live bloggers. Transcribing, reporting, analysing, adding commentary in various forms (tweets, Facebook posts,etc), weaving in article links to form context…all… Continue reading

News stories aren’t all about words

From learning how to create interactive maps on Google, manipulating timelines to crowd-sourcing information when developing news stories, Online Journalism has been by far the most insightful yet challenging of all the subjects… Continue reading

Van Vignettes: Californian Coast (part 4)

Los Angeles This coastal and vibrant city is home to many of our favourite Hollywood A-listers and celebrities, I am talking of course about the iconic city of Los Angeles! We adVANtured through… Continue reading

There’s nothing new under the sun: Live blogging

Live blogging isn’t an old concept according to Brisbane Times journalist, Natalie Bochenski. She remembers her first “live blogging” experience when interning with Brisbane’s B 105 radio station during the September 11 attacks.… Continue reading